Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

Number of Servings: 6 (380 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 2 hours
Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

These squash halves are meals unto themselves and a fun presentation for guests. Not only are they easy to make even for a larger group, they’re also incredibly tasty. Leave hot sauce on the table so folks can set their own level of heat.


  • 3 acorn squash
  • 5 oz. turkey sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 cups chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Place the squash cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender (40-45 minutes).
  3. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium. Add sausage and cook, stirring and breaking up, until lightly browned (3-5 minutes).
  4. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until softened (3-5 minutes). Stir in garlic, chili powder, and cumin and cook until lightly fragrant (30 seconds). Stir in tomatoes, beans, and salt, scraping up any browned bits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the tomatoes are broken down (10-12 minutes).
  5. When the squash are tender, reduce oven temperature to 325ºF. Fill the squash halves with the turkey mixture. Top with cheese. Place on the baking sheet and bake until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted (8-10 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 380 g

Amount per serving
Calories 260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 480mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 20g
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 264.2mg 20%
Iron 3.3mg 20%
Potassium 1085mg 25%
Vitamin A 147.1mcg 15%
Vitamin C 45.9mg 50%
Vitamin E 1.6mg 10%
Vitamin K 7.1mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.4mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 80.3mcg 20%
Vitamin B12 0.6mcg 25%
Biotin 3.3mcg 10%
Chloride 188mg 8%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 251.3mg 20%
Iodine 9.1mcg 6%
Magnesium 100.3mg 25%
Zinc 1.5mg 15%
Selenium 7.5mcg 15%
Copper 0.3mg 30%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0.4mcg 2%
Molybdenum 15.5mcg 35%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Acorn Squash, Tomatoes, Low Sodium Black Beans (black Beans, Water, Sea Salt), Turkey Sausage (turkey, Water, Less Than 2% Of Salt, Dextrose, Sugar, Spice Extract, Dehydrated Garlic, Bha, Bht, Citric Acid, Natural Flavoring. Made With Pork Casing), Onion, Shredded Swiss Cheese (part-skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Red Bell Pepper, Chili Powder, Garlic, Salt, Cumin.

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